6 Ways to Wear a Skinny Belt

School is starting back up.  Fall is quickly approaching.  And that means jeans, tall boots, cardigans, scarves and everything pumpkin.  While I can’t get on board with the ever popular Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL, if you’re caffeinated), I can get into a good pumpkin beer, especially if there is a sugar rim involved!

My personal favorite fall fashion staple is a good scarf, or a cardigan, or tall boots.  Shoot, I love them all.  But sometimes it can feel a little boring.  Enter the skinny belt.

The skinny belt can be used for many functions besides going through plain old belt loops.

Here are 6 Ways to Wear a Skinny Belt and give your wardrobe a little style refresh (hint: none of them include belt loops).

  1. On top of a dress and a cardigan.  A casual dress and a cardigan are both great on their own but to give it a little more structure, you can put a skinny belt on top of both to keep them in place and add a little visual interest, not to mention a slimming effect.
  2. On top of a shirt, but under a cardigan.  It goes in at the waist, defining it, and then the cardigan sits on top, giving a multi-dimensional and interesting look.
  3. I’m pretty sure this is actually a giant scarf, secured to look more like a poncho, with a skinny belt.  While I love this look, at my stage of life, with 3 small kids, it’s not as doable for me, personally, but it’s so cute and chic for fall.  You should totally try it!
  4. On top of a shirt and an open cardigan.  I love all of the open cardigan options out, right now.  They give that vertical line which is automatically slimming but adding the belt helps to keep it in place and also defines your waist, where it may have been covered up, previously.
  5.  I’ve already told you that I love a good scarf, but sometimes they do tend to get in the way.  I love that adding a skinny belt can be cute and functional.
  6. This is the season of tunic tops and loose fitting shells.  Sometimes this isn’t what you’re looking for and you’d like your tops to have a little bit more form.  An easy way to give it to them is to simply add a skinny belt.  The belt should sit at your natural waist, as opposed to on your hips, for maximum flattery.

 

So if you’re looking to add some fun to your fall wardrobe without buying a bunch of new pieces, try on a skinny belt for size and it may just open a whole slew of design possibilities!

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